Shaken Not Stirred: California Rocked By 4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Originating From La Verne
August 30, 2018 17:40 By Fabiosa
On Tuesday, August 28 at around 7:33 pm local time, a massive earthquake struck the Southern California Area. United States Geological Survey reports that the quake recorded as a 4.4 magnitude event on the Richter scale.
The quake originated from an area three miles north of La Verne, California with an epicenter about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. For several seconds, buildings shook considerably in the Los Angeles area before the quake subsided.
In June, prominent seismologists warned about an imminent quake in the Los Angeles area and it turns out their predictions were true. They said the tremors would originate along the San Andreas fault that is a hotbed of activity.
#earthquake I was sleeping too good.. 🤣😂— Thomas Blair (@JOKER1112) August 29, 2018
Residents of California reacted to the quake on social media with some stating that they hardly noticed the phenomena. As always, natural events have a tendency to spawn hilarious comments and the occasional viral meme.
When will people realize that earthquakes under magnitude 5 don’t affect the people who were born and raised in LA? It’s just Mother Nature saying “hi, missed you, see you real soon”. #movingalong #earthquake #thebigone— LVNA BLAK (@LvnaBlak) August 29, 2018
#earthquake— West . (@iD3nzi) August 29, 2018
I felt it started to me like a headache in my head
Earthquakes may be frightening but staying safe should always be a priority. Drop, Cover, then Hold On are the three basic rules to keep in mind.
Drop to your hands and knees. Cover your head and neck with your arms. Crawl only as far as needed to reach cover from falling materials. Hold on to any sturdy furniture until the shaking stops.
Chances of survival are greatly increased if these steps are taken. Also, do not try to change your location if an earthquake starts. You may think you are running away from danger but may end up running toward it.
It seems like a lot of Californians are used to tremors and feel like Tuesday's was not as remarkable as previous quakes. Did you feel the Tuesday quake in your area and how did people in the vicinity react? Let us know in the comments section.